Dem mocks Zinke’s $139K doors by asking for Game of Thrones office remodel

Dem mocks Zinke’s $139K doors by asking for Game of Thrones office remodel
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Democratic Rep. Ted Lieu (Calif.) mocked Interior Secretary Ryan ZinkeRyan Keith ZinkeTrump flails as audience dwindles and ratings plummet OVERNIGHT ENERGY: Senior Interior official contacted former employer, violating ethics pledge: watchdog | Ag secretary orders environmental rollbacks for Forest Service | Senate advances public lands bill in late-night vote Senior Interior official contacted former employer, violating ethics pledge: watchdog MORE late Thursday night over reports that the Trump Cabinet secretary spent $139,000 of taxpayer money upgrading the doors in his office.

In a tweet posted just after midnight on Friday, the California Democrat and frequent Trump critic asked House Speaker Paul RyanPaul Davis RyanTrump slams 'rogue' Sasse after criticism of executive actions Wary GOP eyes Meadows shift from brick-thrower to dealmaker Budowsky: Why I back Kennedy, praise Markey MORE (R-Wis.) for his own "Game of Thrones"-style office upgrades, before remarking that he was joking, as Lieu is not a member of Trump's Cabinet.

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"Dear @SpeakerRyan: Can I spend $200,000 of taxpayer's funds to remodel my office based on a #GameOfThrones theme? I would like a heavy iron door and a table made of dragon glass," Lieu wrote.

"Aw, just kidding, I'm not a @realDonaldTrump Cabinet Secretary," he added

While Lieu's comment was in jest, he wouldn't be the first House member to use taxpayer dollars to fund themed renovations for his congressional office.

In 2015, Republican Rep. Aaron SchockAaron Jon SchockFormer GOP Rep. Aaron Schock comes out as gay Now that Aaron Schock is 'out,' he can be a powerful LGBTQ ally Feds formally drop charges against former Rep. Aaron Schock MORE (Ill.) resigned over a storm of controversy after it was revealed he used thousands of dollars for decorations for his office in the theme of the PBS British drama "Downton Abbey."

Zinke, meanwhile, faces criticism over spending $139,000 on a new set of doors for his office at the Interior Department just months after being told that he was set to be $200,000 over his travel budget for the year, according to CNN.

"Now we know that Ryan Zinke isn’t using just any door when he shuts the American people out. Like Scott PruittEdward (Scott) Scott PruittEPA looks to other statutes to expand scope of coming 'secret science' rule EPA ordered to reconsider New York efforts to tame downwind pollution OVERNIGHT ENERGY: EPA declines to tighten smog standards amid pressure from green groups | Democrats split on Trump plan to use development funds for nuclear projects| Russian mining giant reports another fuel spill in Arctic MORE, Zinke is a walking scandal who believes he can live the life of luxury on the American taxpayer’s dime, and it’s time Trump puts a stop to it,” Sierra Club President Ethan Manuel wrote Thursday.

“We only hope that this $139,000 door doesn’t hit Zinke on his way out.”